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came during a hearing on u.s. security threats. janet napolitano and the fbi associate director also testified. this is an hour and 50 minutes. >> the hearing will come to order. good morning to all. this is our annual, our committee's annual home lapd threat assessment hearing -- homeland threat assessment hearing. i want to welcome back janet napolitano, secretary of department of homeland security, and matt olsen, and the associate deputy director, kevin perkins, who is standing in for director bob mueller today. the director had to undergo unexpected surgery resulting from complications associated with recent dental treatment. he's unable to join us today. but we welcome mr. perkins in his stead. we with confidence we extend best regards to the director for a speedy recovery. this will be the final time that i have the privilege of chairing this annual hearing, so i want to use this opportunity to thank each of you for your leadership in our nation's homeland security and counterterrorism efforts through you to thank those who work with you in each of your departments or agencies
: f.b.i. on the ground in libya hunting those that rioted in been gadz zi. they are stepping up drone flights and sending intelligence agents to search for those suspected of killing ambassador christopher stevens and three other americans. u.s. officials say they have found no evidence pointing to a particular group or indicating the attack was planned. >>> as investigators try to close on in the killers in libya no questions are being raised at home. the white house claiming that there was no actionable intelligence, those are their words, pointing to an attack on the consulate but members of the congress saying there were multiple attacks on diplomatic attacks in benghazi and the consulate was a clear target. molly henneberg has more details from the white house. >> molly: there was an ide attack on that same consulate in benghazi in june. then the red cross in benghazi came under attack in august. they insist the 9/11 was in response to a privately made video posted on youtube in june that though found offensive. here is what part of the president said about it. >> there is no rel
that was not enough to warrant an investigation. there was nothing the fbi could point to which would single him out for special investigation or attention. was this an intelligence failure in wisconsin? >do you think there could have been things done to prevent this attack that were not done? >> i think the fbi late at where the problem was. they're really good at investigating after the fact, after things happen, but we had a delicate balance between people's constitutional right to assemble and express their speech, however weil, but we also have to be board cleaning and look at ideologies that have long histories of -- forward- looking and the ideologies that have long histories of spawning violence. i'm not talking about doing covert operations and people with extremist police, but i think it is important we have an overt monitoring police system on what is causing people to act of violence may. was this an intelligence failure? i do not think it is. but one thing the department of homeland security and the fbi could have done -- where was the warning the that sikhs and muslims have been victim
and protesters, and now the fbi is warning of potential violence here at home. a bulletin is out warning of protests in u.s. cities and extremist groups in this country that they believe could exploit anger. melissa mollet in the news room with more on the situation. melissa, good morning. >> many good morning, aaron. >>> though it makes no information about specific threats, the bulletin is warning first responders of large protests in the united states. this is video from cairo. protesters in the streets throwing rocks at the military. the military had been constructing a concrete barricade to protect the u.s. embassy there. bracing for a rally after morning prayer today. 11 u.s. compounds have been under attack. one protester has also been killed. the protests are over a film made here in the u.s. considered blasphemous to islam. the protests have spread from libya and egypt to yemen, iran, and iraq. some groups in dcairo are condemning the violence but calling for a peaceful million man rally today. there are worries that protest could turn violent. the fbi is now overseas and invest
. >>> and the fbi putting off its visit to libya for safety reasons. fbi agents had hoped to arrive today to investigation the matter. inside that burned out consulate in benghazi to put together the violence from that night. >> reporter: amid the ash, soot and debris, remnants of a life that was, and what it meant to those stationed here. scrawled on this sheet, memories so important. what was a backened ruin was an up scale neighborhood. officials say tuesday night's attack was planned by islamist militants, and quickly overwhelmed the guards. the compound's first line of defense, easily breached. according to one of the libyan guards stationed at the gate armed with only a radio, the assault happened simultaneously from three different directions. he said he first heard chanting growing louder and louder, suddenly then, gunfire, and heavy machine gun fire is attacking the compound. he is so afraid of retaliation he is refusing to appear on camera. he says at one point the masked men came over to threaten him for protecting the infidels, he only survived because another managed to lead
's a coordinated effort by terrorists. fbi has sent a team to help with the investigation and a contingent of marines will boost security. lots of going on. >> reporter: president obama promises to bring the killers to justice. meanwhile the horrific events haven't stopped the presidential candidates from attacking one another. egyptian police clashed with demonstrators outside the u.s. embassy in cairo overnight. it's the latest in a wave of violence in egypt and libya that led to the deaths of u.s. ambassador to libya and three other americans. president obama promises the u.s. will find those responsi e responsible. >> i want to assure you we'll bring their killers to justice. >> reporter: investigators say stevens death was planned. . >> appears to be well-planned out. certainly this was more than just a protest gone bad but whether or not it was a premeditated al qaeda attack, i think is still to be determined. >> reporter: 50 marines are headed to libya to protect the embassy in tripoli and two war ships will be off the libyan coast. the impact of the event is not escaping politics
that baffled authorities for years. now the f.b.i. is asking for your help in tracking down the person they say has been sending out dozens of powder filled letters claimed to be laced with anthrax. anna kooiman live in our new york news remain with hour. >> the f.b.i.'s profile of the person sending powder filled threatens letters over the last 15 years points a syracuse area man who is at least 35 years old. they believe the suspect has had significant contact with the mental health system and may have difficulty functioning independently. the f.b.i. has released two pictures of sections of the letters believe someone will recognize this handwriting. they generally start with, the paper you are now holding has been thoroughly saturated with thorax and you will soon die. they are referencing topics ranging from things like aids to abortion rights, to 9-11 conspiracy theories and the oppression of muslim. >> it may seem bizarre, somewhat unusual. they may be very disjointed thoughts, but to this person, they can be very real. they can be so extreme they may even be delusional. >> according to t
americans. the fbi has been telling us in the past couple days, their investigation is underway and apparently still underway outside of libya. tensions and security situation is still too difficult in there to put a full team of fbi investigators on the ground according to reports. they're closed about this. what we can confirm. u.s. navy destroyers in the air and aerial drones and they're doing everything they can to try to begin this investigation. what is a very difficult and dangerous landscape. back to you. >> alisyn: greg palkot. thank you so much for that update. let's talk about the military situation in terms of what the security was in the consulate in benghazi. whether or not it was accurate. and catherine herridge has published an article in foxnews.com where she outlined all of the attacks leading up to tuesday at that should have been red flags and meant we were beefing up our security on september 11th. >> as a panoply of attacks, june 6th an ied thrown at the perimeter of the consulate in benghazi. on the 11th the british motorcade came under attack by an rpg. o
. "helping." f.b.i. and others are on the ground in the early stages of the investigation. top priority here? find out whether the strike on the consulate was a planned assault by terrorists rather than a rampageing mob angry other antimuslim video. catherine is in washington, dc, first on the reported arrests. >> this afternoon, the intelligence community is trying to knock down the report. this question was put to the state department. i saw the press reports before i came down. i was not able to confirm them. obviously, it would be a good thing if we are moving forward on this. >> the state department confirmed the investigation in benghazi at consulate is led by the libyan authorities with f.b.i. agents on the ground because american citizens are dead. at least publicly the state department remains cautious when it comes to assigning blame. fox is told that two groups are part of the universe of suspects in the libyan attacks affiliated with al qaeda, the affiliate in north africa. one is the lifg, the libyan islamic fighting group banned under qadaffi and the other is a group, too, that
are telling fox news, that a hundred militants took part in that assault last week. fbi agents are on the ground and looking into whether in fact the attack was an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin's all over this, live in washington with more, hi, jen. >> hi, jamie, well, a fbi team assigned to investigate the murder of u.s. ambassador chris stevens is looking into whether the group of about a hundred attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades had inside help from the private security contractors who the state department had hired to guard inside the benghazi consulate. senator susan collins asked the director of the international counterterrorism center matthew olson this very question at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to vet and hire local guards for the consulates and the contract worth nearly half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been chasing the conflict were revealed by an online post by sean smith, and went on a gaming site. a
-- spblt for three weeks later. 20 days past the september 11th attacks and fbi isn't in benghazi, they're in tripoli, for security reasons they say, they say that the libyan security forces aren't providing them with security and some sort of visa problem. this is unheard of. so, senator bob corker and joe lieberman among others, they want answers from clapper about why it's happening. >> dave: to the point at that tony schaeffer made on our program yesterday, he's worked with the fbi, some of the toughest and highly technically trained individuals on the planet. comfortable going into hostile zones like benghazi, it must not be an internal reason, it must be someone else they can't go in. >> clayton: bee seeds the tactffac tactffac fact-- besides the fact that libya is a free country and not the hot son that-- as it's unfolding and discussions about james clapper on the show this morning, who is james clapper we'll taking a look at his record. he made headlines in 2010 when asked about that london terrorist attack by diane sawyer and appeared he didn't know what had happened or unfold
into the investigation who is responsible for killing four americans at the u.s. consulate in benghazi. f.b.i. considering the possibility the attack may have been an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin has the latest from washington. >> reporter: an f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder into chris stevens is looking into the group of hundred attacksers had inside help from the private security contractors from the state department had hired to guard the consulate. susan collins asked the director of national terrorism center at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales to hire local guards. the contract was worth half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were revealed oh an online gaming site. quote, assuming that we don't die tonight we saw one of our quote, police taking pictures that guard the compound. he could have been referring to the libyan government police that guard the periphery of the compound. today the protestors target
for two days. he was convicted in 2009 for bank fraud. we're told the fbi has contacted him because of possible threats against him. we're told he's not under investigation right now. >> brian, thanks very much. brian todd working this story. less than two years ago we watched as these kinds of protests spread across north africa and the middle east. protesters fighting to overthrow dictators and regimes. fast forward to today. we're seeing these same countries erupt in violence anti-american protests. let's bring in bobby gauche, editor at large for "time" magazine. he wrote this week's cover story "the agents of outrage," an excellent article, bobby. thanks very much. let me read a line from your article. the arab spring replaced the harsh order of hated dictators with a flowering of neophyte democracies. but these governments with weak mandates evershifting loyalties and poor security forces have made the region a more chaotic and unstable place, a place more susceptible than ever to rogue provocateurs fo meanting violent upheavals usually in the name of faith. the bottom line qu
that are on the ground in libya. there is one u.s. navy destroyer off of the coast and another coming there, too and f.b.i. agents and as well a stepped up drone surveillance. we are talking about a terror manhunt in libya. in addition to the motivator of that film made in the u.s., it could be a complex organization to take out u.s. officials with an al-qaida link. we are looking at the video we have seen coming from the who is citing that the al-qaida number two was killed by the u.s. and called on action from the u.s.. a complex and fluid situation, back to you. >> gretchen: thank you. >> brian: how does the united states respond? former director of national intelience who worked in the worst situation . ambassador, welcome. what is our best next step first of course in libya? >> let mow say that chris stevens, we lost an exemptary diplomat. he was the kind of example of expeditionary diplomacy that characterized our hot spots . we will mourn his loss and miss him greatly. as far as the next step, we have to wait this situation out a bit and at least get past the friday prayers tomorrow and see how tha
part in that assault last week. this as f.b.i. agents on the ground there are looking into whether the attack was an inside job. national security correspondent jennifer griffin reports from washington. >> f.b.i. team assigned to investigate the murder of chris stevens is looking into whether the group of about 100 attackers armed with rocket propelled grenades, had inside help from the private security contractors who the state department had hired to guard inside the benghazi consulate. senator susan collins asked the director of the national counterterrorism center, matthew olson, this very question at a committee hearing this week. the state department hired blue mountain group, a private security group out of wales, to vet and hire local guards for the consulate. the contract was worth nearly half a million dollars. indications that the local guards may have been casing the consulate were first revealed in an on-line post by sean smith, on a gaming web site where he went by the name vile rat. quote, assuming we don't die tonight, we saw one of our, quote, police, that guard th
. the situation in cairo changing hour to hour. ian lee live in cairo, thank you. >>> the fbi is expected to arrive in libya today to begin investigating the attack that killed four americans. cnn intelligence correspondent suzanne kelly joins us now from washington with the latest information about what the u.s. intelligence agencies knew and when they knew t.suzanne, what do you know? >> reporter: >> right, randi. cnn found out from a u.s. int intelligence source there was a cable sent warning about the existence of this anti-muslim film on the internet and also warning that they had seen an uptick in the number of people who had been clicking on the link and watching the film. they sent a cable from cairo warning them that that was out there. however, there was no specific warning attached that an attack was imminent. a couple of things intelligence did know going into this. there are well-equipped groups already in place in benghazi. a lot of al qaeda sympathizers there as well, these pockets of al qaeda sympathizers. knowledge of this film, when you pull the pieces together, you get
hoffa. one of the persistent questions. why is this shed and driveway? >> the f.b.i. has this case. of course, they have been searching for years for jimmy hoffa's body. it came up where somebody complained they saw or know of a body that was buried at that location. he gave a couple of names that were tied in with jimmy hoffa at the time when he disappeared. that was the reason for the search. either they had to search for a body or jimmy hoffa's body. that is the reason for this. >> heather: this location it's about 30 miles west of where he was last seen. you mentioned those names. they are associated with the house itself? >> i think they are. one of them -- i'm not sure if they are relatives or not. the person who made that allegation the f.b.i., i think those names were connected in some way. one of those names are probably the prime suspect of disappearance of jimmy hoffa. >> heather: what are investigators looking for in these soil samples. what do they hope to find? >> anything they can find. any kind of bone, body, dna anything to prove there is a body there. does the f.b
the killers and bring them to justice. and abc news has learned that officials from the fbi, which is leading the investigation in benghazi has not even gotten to benghazi more than 16 days after the attack because of security concerns. now officials worry by the time they do get to the site, it will have been picked clean. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. >>> israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in new york for the opening session of the united nations general assembly. he also met with secretary of state hillary clinton one on one, during which he was expected to make his case for military action to stop iran from developing its nuclear program. he used a line drawing the bomb to make the same case at the u.n. >> a red line should be drawn right here. before iran completes the second stage of nuclear enrichment necessary to make a bomb. >> netanyahu said iran will back down if the world draws that clear red line. but he warned that it will have enough enriched uranium to make a nuclear bomb by next summer. that's what they're saying. netanyahu beli
, thanks very much for that report. the fbi and department of homeland security are warning that the middle east violence could hit the united states. and there's some unexpected fallout from that warning. standby. and was the attack that killed four americans in libya planned in advance? depends on which official you ask. ♪ [ acoustic guitar: upbeat ] [ dog ] we found it together. on a walk, walk, walk. love to walk. yeah, we found that wonderful thing. and you smiled. and threw it. and i decided i would never, ever leave it anywhere. because that wonderful, bouncy, roll-around thing... had made you play. and that... had made you smile. [ announcer ] beneful. play. it's good for you. imimagaginine e ifif y yod alalwawaysys s seeee l e [m[mususicic]] inin t thehe b besest t lil. eveverery y titimeme o of f. ououtdtdoooorsrs, , oro. trtranansisititiononss® ls auautotomamatiticacalllly y fift ththe e ririghght t amamouountn. soso y youou s seeee e eveg ththe e waway y itit is memeanant t toto b be e ses. mamaybybe e evevenen a lilittttlele b betette. exexpeperirienencece l lifife e, asask
no longer comment on it because the fbi's conducting an investigation, and, therefore, if you have questions, bring them to the department of justice, the same department of justice you used to run. but they said the d. of justice isn't going the talk to you either. then we started to get leaks about who was really behind this, and it wasn't spontaneous, and this was a planned terror attack, and there was some heads up about it, and now they come out and say, okay, it was a terror act. does that shift it? no longer doj, now this is a military thing that the pentagon should be talking to us about? >> correct. correct. and, um, it was -- it's obvious that, it was always obvious that it was a terrorist attack. the fact is that the ambassador's presence in, um -- was supposed to be confidential, the fact is that they knew -- megyn: got to cut you off, general, because we're going up against a hard break. thank you so much. be right back. megyn: well, an unemployment report released this morning suggests things are not getting better on the jobs front. economists expected 375,000 new jobless clai
the country. in fact, actually, we have a couple going on today, one at the fbi as we speak that you have about a dozen people at? >> a little more, yeah. we're excited we have wounded warriors and two different fbi locations, 12, 14 of them. >> reporter: joshua, you yourself as i mentioned a little bit ago, you came in touch with the organization after you were coming back from iraq yourself. explain a little bit about your disability, what happened there and how you got in touch with enable america. >> absolutely. i was stationed at fort campbell and we deployed from 2007 to 2009 to iraq for a 15 month tour. and around late 2008 i got hit by an i.e.d. leaving me with some spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury. so early 2009 i was out of the military and into just an unknown world, you know, and in the military no matter what we did i always had my team with me, and then i realized soon after getting out of the military i n longer had my team. that's when i met enable america which -- instead of me standing out in front of corporate america not knowing where to go, enable ameri
, the fbi and the atf are monitoring the threats but have not heard anything at this time that links the situations, needless to say this comes as the global stage has been shaken by events throughout this week. case in point, a man posted a video on youtube in california and sets the middle east aflame with protests. modern technology has created a new butterfly effect, in this case the initial actor isn't a winged suspect, but a one-time methamphetamine manufacturer and criminal guilty of federal bank fraud. under the alias sam bacile is reportedly behind the "innocence of muslim" that has sparked outrage across the muslim world. anti-american demonstration protesting have spread in northern africa to southeast asia. in tunisia protesters tore down the flag and set fire to cars in the parking lot and breached the outside walls of the american embassy in sudan's capital city. we've gotten word that the president and secretary of state will be andrews air force base this afternoon when remains of the four americans killed in benghazi this week will return. the internet brings the wor
occupy movement. the fbi has been keeping watch and taking notes, critics demanding to know why. >> a tactic in the battle against prostitution. we're live where customers of the sex trade have become targets. >> today, chris is home. >> praise from the president from the diplomat killed in the line of
in on the consulate attackers. >> reporter: a team of fbi investigators has arrived here in benghazi. they're gogt to now begin sifting through the rebel and ashes at the u.s. consulate to identify any clues or evidence that may help them in identifying who is behind the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. we also understand that the libyan government for their part is cooperating with the u.s. intelligence agencies and other agencies involved in the investigation. the libyan government believes that this was a preplanned attack, that this was not a spontaneous outburst of violence as some have suggested. so far they have four individuals in their custody. they say several more are under surveillance. they are trying to see whether these individuals have any important information that can benefit the american investigation. meanwhile, u.s. intelligence assets including unmanned aerial drones are keeping an eye above the skies of benghazi and eavesdropping on the people below to see if there's any communication that could also shed some light onto tuesday's attack. the
. >>> the fbi defending its surveillance of occupy protesters in northern california responding to a lawsuit filed by the aclu. the fbi released 13 of 37 pages 37. says the surveillance did not violate anyone's legal rights. >>> 8:01. >>> new this morning, people in indonesia are continuing to protest an anti-islam film. 200 people from various groups have set fire to an american flag and tires outside the u.s. consulate in maydon. they are demanding that washington punish those involved in the privately produced movie called innocence of muslims. the film is report delay the reason behind similar demonstrations in about two dozen countries. >>> insider attacks are forcing troops to limit operations with afghan soldiers. leon panetta said he is concerned so many troops are being killed by the men they're training. afghan forces or militants posing as them have killed 51 international troops so far this year. the attacks have gone up as the last troops from the u.s. surge come home. >>> time 8:02. a new battle brewing in oakland over a set of trees in oakland hills. last october fill its phil
of treating it like it's a "law & order" issue, rather than a war on terrorism. they have sent the f.b.i. over who had to cool their heels for days before they could even get in there, and i don't know if they are in benghazi yet. but, you know, i heard yesterday about this journal that was found by -- of the ambassador, three days after the attack by a journalist walking through the compound. this is just lew ludicrous. on the face of it the way they are handling this is so incompetent, and treating it again like it's a "law & order" issue, they've sent the f.b.i. to investigate, like when they find out what is wrong are they going to try to arrest somebody in libya? bill: we'll be in touch with your office and find out what you find out. thank you for your time. i want to bring in senior brooks, a senior fellow for national security affairs. peter what is going on here. >> i have the same concerns that the chairman has, he just expressed, and he's probably better informed than i am. we see all of these loose treads on this narrative coming out of the white house. my sense at this point becau
to wait for the fbi then, senator? >> no. and i'm a signatory on the letter. i wanted to make this clear, geraldo. we voted in the committee on the 18th of september to send the letter. it was not sent until the 27th. between the 18th and 27th the information came out about the diary that is when senator corker of tennessee and myself sent the letter asking for the communiques. we believe if chris stevens' diary is correct he sent information to the administration and shelling and they failedsmith failed to to do what they should have done to protect the ambassador. >> can this affect the vote turnout and total in florida? >> i think so. when you look at the bush administration, a moment was katrina. when the american people thought that the administration was not properly handling katrina. this so me is potentially much more serious and much more devastating because not only is it -- it is either total incompetentence or worse so i don't know which you want to call it. say that they were totally incompetent and didn't know what it was and one person wasn't speaking to the other all the
in advance by a jihadist group. the fbi is investigating. and dozens of u.s. marines have been sent to beef up security for americans in libya. cnn's jomana karadsheh is on the phone. she's joining us from tripoli, libya, right now. jomana, tell us what happened based on all of the evidence, all of the reporting you're doi doing. [ technical difficulties ] jomana, i don't know if you can hear me. i'll try to fix that and get back to you. i think we've lost connections with jomana. we're going to get back to her. let me walk over here. the chairman of the house intelligence committee, mike rogers, is standing by. he's got -- he's been fully briefed on what's going on. mr. chairman, thanks very much for coming in. >> thanks, wolf. thanks for having me. >> based on what you have been told and all the information you have what you can share with our viewers here in the unit states and around the world, first of all, who did this? who killed these four americans? >> the actual identity we're still working through the final details of exactly. i think we're getting close to being able to identify
an fbi investigation team that is trying to track al-qaeda sympathizers who are thought to have turned the benghazi demonstration into a violent one. intelligence officials are also reviewing telephone records and computer traffic. libyan law enforcement agencies say some arrests have already been made. >>> this morning, we are also getting a look at the ruins of the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, where ambassador chris stevens and the three other americans were killed. coming up at 7:15, how a note found in the debris is shedding light on stevens' mission in libya. >>> in overnight news, san francisco police are investigating a homicide. it happened in the bayview district early this morning. police say they responded to a report of shooting just after 1:30 at osceola lane and lasalle avenue. police haven't released details on the victim or suspects. >>> highway 1 in san mateo county is back open this morning after a fatal crash there shut down part of that roadway for several hours. that crash was reported just before 101:30 last night. so far, no word on the cause. >>> today, pa
, particularly in the benghazi area. >> reporter: the fbi is leading the investigation. their team now on the ground in libya responsible for collecting the evidence intended to help whittle down that suspect list. >> we are conducting interviews, gathering evidence and trying to sort out the facts working with our partners both from a criminal standpoint as well as in the intelligence community to try to determine exactly what took place on the ground that evening. >> reporter: there are significant challenges facing u.s. investigators and the intelligence community. for one, getting a level of granularity that will allow them to identify individuals and their associations with various groups. another challenge, sifting through whatever information or evidence was left behind at a crime scene that was never really secured. all against a backdrop of concern for the investigators' safety. >> the fbi has a track record of being able to go into these places that are volatile and be able to put together a criminal case. we've done it in yemen with the coal bombing. we did it in east africa
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